Product Comparison: Focal Alpha 65 vs Focal Alpha 80

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General Specifications
Alpha 65
Alpha 80
About the Product
The Alpha 65 performs just as well with instrumental music as with electronic music, and is characterised by its great versatility.
The Focal Alpha 80 is a studio monitor that features a 8" woofer driver and a 1" aluminium inverted dome tweeter. The Alpha 80 gives you 140 Watts of power and is ideally suited to smaller studios and home studios to give you clear and powerful audio playback.
Key Specs
Number Of Speakers
Output Power
105 W
140 W
Driver Configuration
6.5” woofer, 1" tweeter
8" woofer, 1" tweeter
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Focal Alpha 65 Monitor Speaker
  • I’ve been to a lot of studios and have used many speakers. These monitors are hands down the best bang for the buck.
  • It provides 100% dynamic, detailed, accurate and balanced sound.
  • I am very happy with this purchase as speakers allows me effectively hear everything as intended without colouring or deliberately exaggerating some frequencies.
  • Overall the clarity of all the components of sounds with all settings on flat is such a pleasure to hear.
  • Excellent speakers that allow me to listen to my favorite songs with different frequencies.
Focal Alpha 80 Active Studio Monitor (Single)
  • The sound they produce really brings to life the sound of the piano, and all of its details. My all time favs.
  • Absolutely in Love with these speakers. They are so accurate and crystal clear. Build quality is great.
  • Probably one of the best choices in his price range. Very good sound quality.
  • Was Blowned away first time I heard them, Immediately sold my Yamaha HS8 to get these.
  • These speakers deliver a very true sound and detailed stereo spectrum. Love them!
Size & Weight
13.7 in.
15.6 in.
9.9 in.
11.3 in.
12.2 in.
13.7 in.
20.7 lbs.
28.2 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Focal Alpha 65 Monitor Speaker
  • Overall, Alpha 65 is compact but heavier than expected.
  • Compact speaker that will look good on any table.
  • The ideal size that fits anywhere and the weight is not too heavy so everything is perfect.
  • Very heavy. This caused difficulties in installing it, and it was also able to damage my back.
  • I had to call a friend who will help me with his weight because for me it was a very heavy thing.
Focal Alpha 80 Active Studio Monitor (Single)
  • Super Light-Weight : really light and practical for small work-spaces or portable rigs.
  • Small and light for portability. For the price and sound, honestly I'm sitting here in amazement!
  • Good compact size for a micro home studio and wit decent connection options. I like them.
  • Great speaker... really compact, yet with a beautiful, balanced sound.
  • Fantastic, clear sound in a very compact package. Great bass for a set this size.
Min. Frequency Response
40 Hz
35 Hz
Max. Frequency Response
22 kHz
22 kHz
Input Impendance
10 kOhm
10 kOhm
106 dB
109 dB
What customers say about "Audio"
Focal Alpha 65 Monitor Speaker
  • Extremely accurate and easy on the ear with no fatigue. I was concerned about the lows not being up to par, but they are plenty, tight, and well articulated!
  • Mids are clear and not muddy at all. Highs are extremely, extremely detailed and separated.
  • Linear frequency response. Detailed, clean and extended highs. Good low frequency extension.
  • I like these monitors a lot but under a year of owning a pair, one of the monitor woofers is making a scratchy noise when producing low-mid range tones, perhaps the voice coil is damaged.
  • A month later, an unpleasant sound appeared at low frequencies.
Focal Alpha 80 Active Studio Monitor (Single)
  • The sound is great, the midrange and treble are nicely detailed without being harsh.
  • Excellent sonics and workmanship! Imaging, frequency response and transient response is spot on. Great product, Focal!
  • I absolutely love these speakers. Full, rich sound with clear highs, and surprisingly deep lows.
  • Amazing, powerful and precises speaker with clarity and depth within every frequency range.
  • The roll off after 35Hz is very gradual and it's just amazing how they managed to produce a speaker that can hit lows even better than some sub-woofers.
Enclosure Material
Vinyl-laminated MDF
Polyglass cone, aluminum inverted dome tweeter
Cabinet Type
XLR, Unbalanced RCA
XLR, Unbalanced RCA
Magnetic Shielding
Bass, Treble, Sensitivity, LF shelving, HF shelving, Power ON / OFF
Sensitivity, LF shelving, HF shelving, Power ON / OFF
Connect up to 2 audio sources, Optimal acoustic integration, Reduced power consumption, Tonal balance is identical at low and high volumes
Low directivity, Damping and rigidity, Tonal balance is identical at low and high volumes, Connect up to 2 audio sources, Optimal acoustic integration, Reduced power consumption
What customers say about "Features"
Focal Alpha 65 Monitor Speaker
  • Front-ported bass serves my space extremely well and this was one of few options with that form factor out there.
  • Where Focal Alpha 65 really come to shine is the performance. The moment you flip that power switch to ON position, you will learn what first class transparency sounds like.
  • They have added hard panels on each side of the cabinet, which considerably improve the aesthetics of these speakers.
  • Discomfort is that power On/Off switch is on the back.
  • The electronics for this speaker were not designed very carefully. I can hear the hiss if I am sitting about one foot in front of the tweeter and is quiet in the room.
Focal Alpha 80 Active Studio Monitor (Single)
  • Highs are detailed and precise. Aluminium inverted tweeters really do stand out but gently; together with the mid's and low mids.
  • Very brilliant sounding monitors. Great look and sturdy design. Good range of frequency response. Specially great for home studios.
  • The tweeter/woofer spacing is closer giving the room for those large ports.
  • They doesn't colour nor alter the sound almost at all... Or at least in a very musical way. They are flat, pristine, and with a sweet tight elegant low end.
  • One of the most 3D and open sounding monitors i've heard. Highly recommended!
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
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